John Fielder

John Fielder is Colorado’s best-known nature photographer, publisher, teacher and preservationist with over 40 exhibit-format books and

Dr. Jon Kedrowski

Dr. Jon Kedrowski is the author of “Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys” and is a professor of Mountain Geography at Colorado

Scott Carney

Scott Carney is an investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. His reporting has

Tommy Caldwell

Tommy Caldwell has made dozens of notable ascents and many consider him the best all-around rock climber in the world. In 2014, he was chosen as

Ellen Miller

A Vail Valley resident for more than 20 years, Ellen Miller is a USATF Certified Level 2 Endurance/Athletic Coach and works as an Outdoor Fitness

Luis Benitez

Eagle resident Luis Benitez is a mountain guide, motivational speaker and served as the first director of the newly created Colorado Outdoor

George Basch

George Basch (aka “Curious George”) has circled the globe as an adventurer, explorer, photographer and a creative entrepreneurial businessman. He

Alan Arnette

The 18th and oldest American to summit K2 at age 58 in 2014, Alan Arnette is an Alzheimer’s advocate and passionate climber who has reached more

Jonathan Waterman

Jonathan Waterman, the world’s foremost Denali expert and author, will share the fantastical exploits of four miners who claimed to carry a

Bill Steele

“Caveman” Bill Steele’s earliest memory in life is of the first cave he went into at age four. His family’s lore says he never let it go, that

Maureen Beck

Maureen Beck was born without her left hand but that didn’t stop her from picking up the sport of climbing at the age of 12 and learning to climb

Caroline Van Hemert

Caroline Van Hemert is an Alaskan writer, adventurer and wildlife biologist whose journeys have taken her from the pack ice of the Arctic Ocean